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Faculty Recital: Sheila Dunn, Corey McKern & Blake Riley

April 13, 2018
  • Location: Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida
  • 11000 University Pkwy Bldg. 82
  • Pensacola, FL 32514
  • (850) 857-6285 phone
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


The University of West Florida Department of Music will present Dr. Sheila Dunn, Corey McKern and Blake Riley in concert with special guest Dr. Steven Brown, Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, on Friday, Apr. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola Campus.

The program will include art song, arias, musical theater and cabaret by composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Ricky Ian Gordon and William Bolcom.

Dr. Sheila Dunn, soprano, is an associate professor of voice and chair of music, who teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, opera workshop and women in popular music. She received a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and both a Master and Doctor of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, all in vocal performance. 

Corey McKern, visiting instructor, teaches applied voice, voice studio, and other classes in music and theater departments. He received a Bachelor of Music Education with voice emphasis from Mississippi University and Master of Music in voice performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is also a graduate of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program.

Blake Riley, assistant professor and director of collaborative piano, teaches class piano, applied piano and foreign language lyric diction. He studied at Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto and received a master's degree in collaborative piano from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCCM), where he participated in masterclasses with Warren Jones, Brian Zeger and Stephanie Blythe. He was also an apprentice coach at CCCM’s summer program in Lucca, Italy. 

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.